Get ready for the Next Big Thing


Join us at the Tuscany Suites on August 4th & 5th, 2015 for our 7th annual iteration of

Security BSides Las Vegas


Walk-in days of the Conference!

We will have a limited amount of walk-in badges available for free, on the days of the event, on a first-come, first served basis. Just come to the Walk-in table, at the BSidesLV Registration Desk, in the Conference center on the second floor and see if we have any more to hand out.

Walk-in Registration opens at 8:30AM
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4th and 5th.


We have NO TOLERANCE for physical/verbal/sexual harassment of any human!

Our “Code of Conduct” is “Be Excellent to Each Other” AKA the Golden Rule.
Failing that, it is “Do not be an Ass* or we will kick your ass out!

Asking questions of a speaker during their talk, to get clarity or debate a point is NOT being an ass – heckling or haranguing the speaker IS. If you are not sure, ask, or err on the side of basic decency and common courtesy. If what they are doing would not be acceptable to have done to you, your best friend, your worst enemy, your sister, niece, daughter, brother, nephew, son, mother, father, or any human being, do not let them treat anyone else that way – whether you know them or not. If someone asks you to stop – stop.

If you are having an issue with a BSidesLV participant of ANY badge type, find a radioed member of our Safety & Security Team in the red BSidesLV t-shirts (or any staff member, in purple shirts). They will call our Harassment Response Team, who will take an official incident report and determine next steps.

*Staff reserves the right to determine what constitutes “Being an Ass”.

We can’t wait to see you in Vegas, Baby!

**NEW for 2015!** Career Track **NEW for 2015!**

The Shuttle Schedule is posted!

The Venue Map is finally “finished” (fingers crossed 😉 )

You should have Stayed with us at the Tuscany! (The block is sold out. Sorry you missed it.)

Our Donor Drive is CLOSED! Thank you for helping us raise over $33,000 this year!

We have a winner in the #BSidesLVSlogan contest! Conga Rats to @shunkydave for this year’s slogan: “CVE-2015-BSLV”

The #BSidesLVLogo contest has a winner! Congratulations to Irina for her winning entry!

The Proving Ground Call for Presenters is Closed. Please check back in January of 2016.

Round Two of the Call for Presenters has CLOSED!


BSides Las Vegas isn’t another “talk at you” conference. Everyone at BSides is a Participant.

Track after track, year after year, the security researchers, engineers, analysts and managers that present at BSidesLV are looking to engage our participants and be engaged by them. They want your feedback, insights, opinions and questions on the latest InfoSec topics and discussions of the Next Big Thing.

Our speakers don’t talk at you, they converse with you.

Come join the conversation!



Worth noting:

  • Call for Mentors is FULL!
  • Proving Grounds CFP is CLOSED!
  • Round One CFP is CLOSED!
  • Donor Campaign is CLOSED!
  • Proving Ground final acceptance letters went out May 1st
  • Round One CFP acceptance letters went out on May 17th
  • Round Two CFP is CLOSED!
  • Round Two accept/reject letters went out on June 25th


Events include:

  • Passwords Crypto Track
  • I am the Cavalry workshops and discussions
  • 1-day Career Fair: Mock Interviews, Open Resume Review, Recruiter Bingo
  • Joes vs Pros CTF, sponsored by Maven Security and Wilmington University
  • Squirrels in a Barrel SECTF World Championship, sponsored by Lares
  • Lock Pick Village, sponsored by Peterson, Sparrow and TOOOL
  • Speaker, Sponsor, Donor Thank You Reception
  • Wednesday night pool party, sponsored by Ionic Security



Mission Statement:

BSidesLV is a non-profit organization designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, two day, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates. We produce a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists and those associated with this field. The technical and academic presentations at BSidesLV are given in the spirit of peer review and advanced knowledge dissemination. This allows the field of Information Security to grow in breadth and depth, and continue in its pursuit of highly advanced scientifically based knowledge.


BSides Las Vegas Photo/Video/Recording Device Policy

Ensure you have the permission from anyone you photograph or record. This includes those in the background of your shot. “Crowd shots” from the front (facing the crowd) are strongly discouraged. No photo/video/audio recording in the Underground Track, period.

Photos of a speaker can be taken only with permission from the speaker. Be polite to your fellow participants and do not stop the presentation to ask for permission to photograph.

If you’ve accidentally taken a picture without permission, delete it. If you are asked by a participant to delete/blur a picture they did not give you permission to take, do so immediately.

We ask Press photographers to adhere to this policy, as well. A Press badge is not a pass to break these rules.

Upon a first infraction, you will receive one warning from BSidesLV Staff. Upon a second infraction you will be asked to give up your device to BSidesLV Safety & Security for the duration of the Con or to leave the Con with your device, your choice. You may return to the Con once you have deposited your device in a secure location, offsite.

There are two official BSidesLV Photographers. Both will have professional cameras and Staff badges. They are aware of this policy and are not immune, except in cases where they have been requested to document activities, official parties, presentations, etc., for BSidesLV PR purposes. If you believe that either of the official BSidesLV photographers are breaking these rules, or abusing their privilege, please bring it to the attention of BSidesLV Safety & Security or any BSidesLV Staff member.


Thank you for your cooperation!


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